Tormented Between Science and Faith
April 11, 2023
Composer Dmitri Golovko Scores Australian Thriller GODLESS: THE EASTFIELD EXORCISM – Digital Soundtrack Available
Inspired by true events, the Australian horror thriller GODLESS: THE EASTFIELD EXORCISM tells the chilling story of Lara (Georgia Eyers), a young woman tormented by haunting visions of a demonic presence both in her dreams and in her waking life. Desperate for relief, Lara and her husband Ron (Dan Ewing) turn to a ruthless self-proclaimed exorcist named Daniel (Tim Pocock) in search of spiritual healing. But what begins as a hopeful solution quickly descends into a brutal nightmare as the exorcism unleashes unspeakable horrors upon Lara’s already fragile psyche.
The film is composed by Dmitri Golovko, an award winning music composer and sound designer based in Australia. He started composing music at an early age with a background in percussion and piano. But having always had an infatuation with films, games and storytelling, he went on to study filmmaking at Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts. Now, for more than a decade he’s been creating soundtracks for feature films, documentaries, TV shows, commercials and video-games. Some of his previous work includes the feature film score to RED HILL (2010), additional music to THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (2017), as well as co-composing the score to acclaimed series THE GLOAMING (2020) and MS FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES (2019 -2021).
As Dmitri set out to score GODLESS: THE EASTFIELD EXORCISM, he wanted to capture the ominous and chilling atmosphere of an exorcism movie. Primarily an orchestral score, Dmitri also tried to capture other unique esoteric sounds. Using a variety of recording techniques, from contact microphones to processing sounds through guitar pedals, he recorded the sounds of bowed and tapped welded metallic objects, bowed acoustic guitars, rubber mallets running across drum skins, and more in order to convey the sound of Lara’s ordeal.
In addition to the film score, the soundtrack album boasts a thrilling bonus remix by acclaimed dark electronic artist Tobacco Rat (aka Jake Steele). Drawing inspiration from the score, the Australian based music producer has masterfully crafted a daring new version of Track 14 – Chase In The Woods. The remix seamlessly blends the haunting orchestral elements of the original with Tobacco Rat’s signature edgy electronic sound, resulting in an electrifying and unforgettable track.
GODLESS: THE EASTFIELD EXORCISM made its US premiere at the Overlook Film Festival, and it is now available on Video-On-Demand in North America.
Golovko has self-released the digital soundtrack of his score which is now available via this link.
Watch the film’s trailer: